Frequently Asked Questions

Psychological therapy will include the treatment of emotional and psychological disorders, unwanted habits, undesirable emotions and feelings. It may include using psychological techniques, teaching coping skills, providing homework, etc. Various techniques (including art therapy, hypnosis, Hakomi, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, behavior modification, etc.) can be used to resolve issues from the past that are still causing difficulties today. Therapy clients become more understanding and accepting of themselves and others. Therapy is helpful in promoting personal development and unlocking inner potential.

Most clients will book in to see a psychologist once per week. Once the client has resolved some of the presenting difficulties, the appointments may be reduced to every two to three weeks or even less frequently.

Can I come alone or should I bring my husband/ wife/ partner?

It is entirely up to you. Our fee structure is based on a 50-minute session regardless of who comes in with you.

It is entirely up to you. Our fee structure is based on a 50-minute session regardless of who comes in with you.

Generally not; anyone can phone and make an appointment. However, some benefits packages do require a referral from a doctor. Please check to see if this applies to your own extended health care plan.

Extended benefits plans are quite variable. We suggest that you check whether your plan covers registered psychologists and registered counsellors and whether a referral is required. All of our clinicians meet the requirements of benefit plans that cover registered psychologists and counsellors. However, some plans have a maximum amount or pay only a percentage, so please check to find out the details of your own plan.

Do I need the consent of both parents before booking an appointment for my child?

Yes. This is especially important if there is a matter related to family separation or child custody.

Yes. This is especially important if there is a matter related to family separation or child custody.

We accept cash, debit card, Visa and MasterCard. We will ask for payment at the time of each appointment unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

EMDR is short for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Some memories have a lasting negative effect and can continue to impact the present. EMDR has a direct effect on the way that the brain functions. It is unique in that the eye movements, or alternating bi-lateral stimulation, accelerate the process of redirecting the mind when emotions, physical sensations, images, sounds and feelings are relived. EMDR is a powerful method of doing psychotherapy and has helped people of all ages relieve many different types of psychological distress.

Hypnotherapy is distinctive in that it addresses the client’s subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy can be used to access a person’s inner potential and resources to effectively produce a beneficial change. It is the innate healing capacity of our own mind that is stimulated by hypnotherapy.

Psychotherapeutic mediation is a family of self-regulated practices that involve training, attention, and awareness in order to bring greater control to one’s body, mind and emotions. Using meditation practices will induce a better sense of well-being. It is also used in developing and increasing skills to calm stress and anxiety.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a form of trauma treatment that increases awareness of traumatic effects on the mind and body. This style of therapy provides a healthier interaction between thoughts, emotions, and bodily systems. It has been described as a body-based talk therapy.

CBT is a form of psychotherapy that takes on a practical approach to solving problems. Its goal is to modify patterns of behaviour or thinking that are behind people’s difficulties. It can help treat a variety of issues in an individual’s life, such as depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.

Due to the fact that Counsellors and Psychologists provide similar services this is often confusing. The main difference between Counsellors and Psychologists is that many Psychologists are able to provide standardized testing and assessment for any legal or educational need. Both are able to provide psychotherapy.

All of our therapists, both Counsellors and Psychologists, have diverse and overlapping approaches to working with individuals. They also have diverse and overlapping areas of specialization in order to best serve those who can benefit from our services.

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